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Red, White, and Blue-berries

Red, White, and Blue-berries  is another fun appetizer for your 4th of July celebrations!!

Red, White, and Blue-berries
Red, White, and Blue-berries


Red, White, and Blue-berries  is a creamy and delicious fruit dip with a hint of lemon… you’ll LOVE it!!

* I adapted this recipe from Better Homes and Gardens’ all time favorites 2012, “Ricotta Dip for Fruit”


I saw this recipe at my mom’s house and, true to my “calorie cutting but not the flavor” self, I went to town figuring out how to make it a little healthier.  I used light cheeses instead of regular, (which works great for most things, BUT I never use fat-free!  I like my food to still taste like it’s supposed to!)  I added the lemon for a little more zest, switched the regular yogurt to greek yogurt for higher protein, and I used agave nectar– which is a lot lower on the glycemic index than sugar, but twice as sweet so it cuts some calories there too!

That’s just an example of how I make small adjustments that don’t effect the flavor but lower the fat content and the calories too.  I LOVE food but I also want my food to be the healthiest it can be for me and my family!  You’ll LOVE this Red, White, and Blue-berries recipe and it’s delicious and super fun to serve for the 4th of July!!  Enjoy 🙂


Red, White, and Blue-berries

Red, White, and Blue-berries


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Red, White, and Blue-berries

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Red, White, and Blue-berries...

Red, White, and Blue-berries


  • 4 oz light cream cheese
  • 1/2 C part skim ricotta cheese
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 Tbsp orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 C vanilla low fat greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp agave nectar or 2 Tbsp powdered sugar


  1. Combine all ingredients in blender, process until smooth.
  2. If desired cover and chill up to 24 hours.
  3. Serve with assorted fruits.


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  1. marci says:

    yummmm! that looks so delish. i have a girl who loves fruit and she would love that. i’ll be making that soon for sure.;D

    • Ruth says:

      Thanks Marci 🙂 She will be so happy with it!! Thanks for the comment…. xoxo Ruthie

  2. Danni Baird says:

    So very festive and all of my favorites!

  3. 5 stars
    I’m working on incorporating changes into my family’s eating, too and I would love for you to share this at my patriotic link party …

    Hope to see you soon!

    • Ruth says:

      Thank you for letting me know about your party! I’ll go link up right now 🙂 This dip is super yummy!!

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